Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Energy & Natural Resources
Federal Privatization/Military Housing
Intellectual Property & Information Technology
Employment & Employee Benefits
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights:
The firm represents creditors, committees of creditors and equity security holders, indenture trustees and business debtors in all aspects of reorganization, liquidation and workout proceedings. The firm also renders bankruptcy opinions regarding nonconsolidation, true sale and other issues integral to corporate and public finance transactions.
Corporate lawyers represent clients in mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, leveraged buyouts, reorganizations, research and development ventures and corporate governance matters.
Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm represents utilities, independent power producers, lenders, developers and investors with respect to the development, financing and operation of utility scale and distributed generation power systems. The practice group has extensive experience with both traditional and renewable energy projects, including expertise with prepaid natural gas financings, biofuel facilities, manufacturing plants and solar and wind transactions. The firm also has broad experience in oil and gas and mining law, representing exploration and production companies; gathering, processing and transportation concerns; and refining and marketing businesses.
Federal Privatization/Military Housing:
The firm has an active practice representing federal agencies, lenders and developers in connection with the privatization of federal infrastructure such as utilities, office buildings and housing developments, among other types of assets. The firm maintains an active practice working with numerous communities and states in matters relating to military base realignment and reuse and the acquisition of federal property.
The firm’s finance and commercial practice lawyers have extensive experience structuring and documenting finance transactions involving various assets. The firm works with issuers, investment bankers and credit enhancers to develop unique and innovative asset-backed financings.
The firm represents major health care systems, individual hospitals and related organizations, physician practice and other physician based entities, ambulatory care facilities, long-term care facilities, insurance companies and managed care organizations throughout the country.
The firm’s service to insurance industry clients extends from general corporate matters to administrative actions before state insurance regulatory authorities; capital market transactions; claim supervision; coverage analysis; defense of insured professionals in litigation; liquidations; reinsurance matters; and suretyship and fidelity matters.
Intellectual Property & Information Technology:
Lawyers counsel clients on complex intellectual property and information technology matters and litigation attendant to the protection of intellectual property, including patent infringement and trademark litigation and the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Employment lawyers represent corporate clients in a wide range of employment law and employee benefits issues on both day to day advisory matters and in state and federal administrative and judicial proceedings. The firm also offers expertise in all aspects of the Affordable Care Act.
Litigators represent Fortune 100 corporations, insurance companies, investment banking firms, multinational financial corporations and various other types of businesses. Areas of concentration include products liability, employment, insurance, intellectual property, technology law, securities litigation and arbitration, white-collar crime, construction law, antitrust and environmental.
The firm represents state and local governmental bodies, investment bankers and municipal bond credit and liquidity providers in a national public finance practice. Industry rankings show that for more than 30 years the firm has annually placed among the most active bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel firms in the nation.
Real estate lawyers represent national, regional and local clients in all aspects of the acquisition, development, construction, management and disposition of real estate assets. Clients include banks, financial institutions, credit enhancers, mortgage conduits, publicly owned real estate funds and real estate investment trusts.
The tax department supports the firm’s public and corporate finance practices. The firm is nationally recognized for its municipal finance tax expertise. The firm’s tax lawyers work closely with other departments of the firm in the development of new concepts and in the monitoring of compliance with federal, state and local tax law.
Members of the practice group represent financial institutions, investors, syndicators, state housing agencies and other parties in transactions involving the low-income housing tax credit, historic rehabilitation tax credit, new markets tax credit and energy tax credit programs.